I want some new shoes, handmade
I want to buy a “nice” pair of shoes to wear initially on my wedding day but also as a posh pair thereafter.
I would like a proper pair of English, handmade shoes and so don’t mind throwing a bit of money at the problem! They will need to be a classic shape but no to boring.
Can anyone suggest which manufacturers to aim at or avoid?Posted 5 years agoCaptainFlashheartMember
Proper artisan shoe…..a contemporary design ethos
A different Ducker. Not using the most recent buzz-words to make themselves sound better. 🙂 Oh, and as far as I know, the real Duckers have never spammed a bike forum. They do make lovely shoes, though.Posted 5 years agoourmaninthenorthSubscriber
all the above shoes are fine English welted shoes but they are not handmade
For the price of a pair of Lobb shoes, I’d expect them to be woven silken gold..!
All the names mentioned are fantastic, and highly recommended.
I’m heavy on my shoes (I don’t rotate them enough). so, I’m now reviving some tired Loakes and Barkers to see me through another few years.
EDIT: headmaster at my prep school wore Duckers. But then he fancied the young girls there, so be careful what you’re buying into..!Posted 5 years agoquarryman77Subscriber
Quarryman, that’s my favourite boot brand too- currently four pairs on rotation, all five+ years old. Sad to say, I have more footwear than my wife (but fewer handbags)…
Surprising how many people have never heard of them. Bulletproof and a bit different. Pricey mind!Posted 5 years agofinbarMember
Not what they once were now that much of their manufacturing has been moved to India.
Their brogue look is, however, v fashionable these days.
I’d steer clear. I bought a pair of Oxfords from Grenson about two years ago, and i wish i hadn’t. They’ve not worn very well at all.Posted 5 years agoMrSmithMember
custom made tricker’s.Posted 5 years ago
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